Let's play word association games...
When I mention:-
"Microsoft Open Networking"
What phrase comes into your mind?
"DNS Black Hole"
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When I mention:-
"Microsoft Open Networking"
What phrase comes into your mind?
"DNS Black Hole"
From a balanced viewpoint the real problem with Edge being defaulted to for some purposes is that the Standards that were originally set up within the Windows framework (which were presumably specified by Microsoft), are being violated... by Microsoft. Is this Edge default hardwired-in to an application? If so, it shouldn't be, it's inefficient and: looking ahead - when Microsoft decide to ditch Edge, where will those hardwired links then point to? Because presumably they are not Registry-based, they will point nowhere.
My policy is to not click on shortened url's - you've outlined one "feature" that is problematic, but nothing compared to where that link might be pointing. Yes, there is a way to uncloak the "real" link, but if it's something of casual interest only then I'm not going to bother.
Vladimir Putin wins election.
Borrowing money just to meet external milestones, with assurances that it's a temporary situation are good reason for investors steering clear. If the company are stretching themselves to keep that upward trend going then one has to ask whether there was "cookie jar" slack behind the scenes, making that growth look smooth, which is now fully taken up. For example: "The delayed filing was due to a sales transaction recorded as revenue in Q2 of that year being pushed forward to Q3"
It's got bells on.
Well, there were bells.
Looks like they dropped a clanger.
Whoever dreamt up that headline can take a bow.
Along with so many other similar methods, this will only work in the short term. Trolls will adapt to the technique and "game" the detection, making it ineffective and inefficient because another sticking plaster will then need to be applied to correct for the new trolling technique, etc.
If Edinburgh woollen Mills had taken them over you might have heard this conversation in one of their stores:-
Customer: I need these capacitors and resistors please.
Store assistant: Hmm, I don't think that these resistors would go well with those capacitors: blue and green don't go well together y'know.
"Dropbox provides its services free of charge". Yes, but 2.2% are paying customers, which equates to paying for a "guaranteed" storage allowance as opposed to income derived from advertising revenue, so a relatively more solid asset.
The question is whether free accounts (presumably the remaining 97.8%) engenders loyalty. Will Dropbox (with one eye on shareholder dividend yields) start tinkering with the boundaries between free and paid-for? If so, they may alienate lots of users who will jump ship, rather than paying. When users are sharing files then, if one side switches to using A N Other Product, it constrains the other side to use that same product too, which affects loyalty, and introduces new users to that other product quickly.
I bet someone is working on tinnitus-cancelling headphones. Question is whether you would then prefer a Gymnopedie or three.
Edit: Fancy spending £4,500 instead of £2.99? The Daily Mail has a possible answer...
...will have a pole poking out the top where a bloke with a moneybag descends on you to extract cash, then leaps to the next vehicle's pole when you ram it hard. After a while the music stops and everyone gets out.
Informative epsode on the above about bees/honey and bee stealing.
Just think of the victim's lost bees knees.
IMHO the conversion of energy into electricity is a universal common denominator, not necessarily the most efficient way to do things, but arguably the most pervasive. The reason is that it is easier to handle than many other types of fuel. The method of transmitting electricity from one place to another can be made more cost-effective by converting from one form of electricity to another. AC electricity has advantages in some cases, DC has advantages in others. Similarly high voltage is preferable in some applications, low voltages in others. A typical application where both DC and AC is used is for rail transport systems. Here is a link discussing this:-
As consumers it is important that our household appliances do not need to be changed every time the generating company switches from one fuel to another. Who remembers the upheaval when British Gas moved from coal gas to north sea gas? See Changeover to natural gas in this link:-
That's a good place to have an electric vehicle hub, because most of the roads leading from there are downhill. No need for power, just give each van a push to send it on its way in the morning.
Getting them back at the end of the day? Er, I guess that could be a problem. Just don't be the last drop of the day where your parcels are delivered along with a polite "Do you mind if I charge my van here?"
Thinking about it though, decentralising the charging operation could be a way to solve the meltdown problem. Have each vehicle charge at the far extremity of its run.
(168 Comments TL;DR: apologies if someone has already mentioned this idea).
The problem with the Intel gear was its popularity, with you, me and Richard all laying claim to having first dibs.
In addition to Jake's observation, have a bonus....
Are you sure it's not Andy Irvine's influence on that Planxty stuff you like?
Looks like you've spotted an I/O Error.
Have you been diagnosed as pyrophiliac?
All the Biro's in that packet you bought the other day have transmitters embedded in them which can send to the 3LA's the XY coordinates of each motion of the pen when it detects contact with paper. So there's no need to put it in a blog...
OMG they will not get past the "B" in Bonjour, never mind doing anything useful.
A company's QA philosphy will be an important factor in deciding "who to trust" with chunks of your data. One of the beauties of QA is (in this case) the ability to trust data stored elsewhere. Does that "elsewhere" subscribe to the same QA philosophy that you do? Yes: that's fine, I trust you. But if not then you are advised to overlap your chunking with other hosts - hosts that you know are unconnected with the host that is untrusted. And so it goes. These QA policies need to give some specifics about where data is stored - not unreasonable given data protection laws.
"The encrypted chunks of the file are stored, without any user-identifying information, using third-party storage services, such as S3 and Google Cloud Platform."
The question is whether those chunks are dependent on each other, and what error recovery schemes are applicable. If one chunk held on an S3 server, say, is lost or corrupted, what parts of your iCloud backup are now unsalvageable?
Could "connecting" with a bicycle cause a chain reaction?
It was the cat what done it, but because Muttley cocked his leg there recently he is the one that will carry the can. The cat will of course react like this:-
This word is not mentioned once in the piece, yet it is arguably the biggest BYOTB (Bite You On the Bum) item of Technical Debt that can be taken out, as can be seen, for example, with the number of vulnerabilities with IoT and unsecured Cloud Buckets being reported. The problem with a developer grappling with something new is to get the damn thing working for now, and come back to configure it securely later.
API providers want you to use their creation, so they don't want to rock the boat and refuse to work with default credentials, but there should be some kind of nagware built in (stretching the metaphor, an IOU) to alert the developer, on a regular basis until the debt is repaid. Unfortunately, there will be developers out there who will "sink" such reminders, rather than act upon them.
Sounds like they had a build-up of Pushes and not enough Pops.
You've never seen one of these before:-
Laundering will always be done with a Hoover.
They're going to stitch a zip onto the ribbon.
I wonder if Legal Aid has been applied for.
He is going to have a big problem with piles, full stop.
Fellow inmates with sore throats are hoping to have first dibs for the Dettol & Wirebrush treatment.
(acks. to Billy Connolly)
Whatever laws are passed/revoked that are internationally enforceable arguably have a lesser effect on your data when it is stored on-premise.
Nothing to hide, nothing to fear. Yes but the costs/time involved in responding to official requests could become quite arduous. Who is going to foot that bill?
Don't they offer window-dressing services for Apple Showrooms?
My understanding is that there will be a Rights Issue, but that is sometime in the future, not "right now". This will need to be underwritten in the event that shareholders, who will have first refusal, decide not to exercise their rights to buy, thus diluting their holding.
Mr Lewis is no doubt pondering a change of company name as part of his revamp. Capita Block Chain has a certain ring to it.
Couldn't they have just bought another monitor from PC World?
A Heart Bypass Operation.
The goto place to find spaghetti code.
oh... and conchiglie scripts.
Interesting analogy here.
Currency notes have some elaborate geometrical constructions printed onto them. The idea being that the method of independently constructing that curve is difficult to mimic. The design, and planned obsolescence of such notes by necessity takes into account the likelihood of a counterfeiter coming up with a plausible fake within that timeframe.
There must be a timeframe that would invalidate the value of Bitcoin through shortcuts in generation, or of exploiting vulnerabilties within the blockchain.
From the consumers point of view, none of these are actually compelling reasons why he/she should pay by bitcoin.
I believe that in Weimar Germany people became much more numerically literate because of the need to juggle figures at every visit to the shops in order to get the best value for money.
(I will leave you to draw your own conclusions as to the relevance of the above two sentences to each other).
In KFC? Whatever next? A waiter to escort you to your table?
A euphemism for The Mafia?
...has been supplying the White House and North Korea.
Just to clarify that Tizer was certainly called Tizer, as I remember it in the 1960's.
People are advised to read the ingredients list in case they have a metallurgy.
In the news on the same day the CMA are blocking the Innocence/Refresco merger on the grounds that "consumer choice could be restricted".
(Ok Ive been selective in my choice of quote, but just claim it as a cast-iron protest against a flaccid Barr product).
All this talk about imperfection in CPU design glosses over the fact that there are other issues which will occasionally rear their head e.g., row hammer.
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